FOUNDATION LOMBARD ODIER SUPPORTS THE VENICE TIME MACHINE PROJECT
One of the oldest historical archives in the world is developing into an open digital archive. Foundation Lombard Odier is a funding partner in a digital humanities project called the ‘Venice Time Machine’. "EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne, Switzerland) researchers has developed the infrastructure and technology needed to convert the enormous amount of administrative manuscripts from Venice’s State Archives into a gigantic information system, in collaboration with Ca’ Foscari University", explains Mara De Monte, project manager at Foundation Lombard Odier.
Foundation Lombard Odier has selected the Venice Time Machine for its exemplary combination of art, history, and science and supported the researchers in their effort to develop the project’s digitalisation and data exploitation workflows.
Since the launch of the Venice Time Machine as part of a broad partnership in Digital Humanities with Ca’ Foscari University and Archivio di Stato, a team of over a hundred researchers and students has put tremendous effort into developing the project and defining the unprecedented work flow for their mass digitisation. The project is now supported by an international board of renowned scholars from Stanford, Columbia, Princeton, and Oxford. This board supervises the efforts of the international community to turn the Venice Time Machine into a fundamental resource for studying Venice and its historical Mediterranean empire.
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